NaturallyCurly: Please introduce yourself!
Eileen Brody: My name is Eileen Brody. I am one of eight children, and there are varying hair types in my family, from completely straight to very curly. My hair is probably the curliest. I am married and have a 10-year-old daughter who has straight hair.
NC: How and when did you start embracing your curls, or have you always enjoyed and embraced your curls?
EB: I didn't start to embrace my curls until I was an adult. When I was a teenager, I used to iron my hair straight and put it in a pony tail — it really looked like a real pony’s tail, but shorter.
NC: What is your current routine/regimen?
EB: I wash my hair and let it dry naturally...I never blow dry my hair. I use ThermaFuse so that my hair does not frizz or become too wild. I only use a little dab of it, diluted with water. If I do not have ThermaFuse, I use a little mousse or something similar.
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NC: So from start to finish, on a curly day, what’s your process?
EB: I wash my hair, condition it, towel dry it, comb it, apply ThermaFuse and maybe a little bit of Moroccanoil. After several hours my hair dries and I take a pick and lightly comb parts of my hair — only about 20% of it.
NC: What about your hair stylists?
EB: My hair stylist likes to blow dry my hair straight for a change of look, but my husband and daughter really prefer my hair curly. I look like a different person with it straight! My husband thinks that I have great curls and that it is a special part of my look.
NC: What are you favorite hair styles to wear with your curls?
EB: If I am going out, I usually wear my hair down and parted to the side, but I often keep my hair up and off my face and shoulders.
NC: What are your must-have products?
EB: ThermaFuse or some sort of styling gel.
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NC: What is the best thing about being curly?
EB: Not having to blow dry my hair! It is also more unique, as so many people either have straight hair or blow-dry their hair straight.
NC: How has having curly hair impacted your life?
EB: My hair tends to be dry and it is not good to wash it everyday. On the days that I do not wash my hair, I tend to put it up because I feel it looks messy after sleeping on it the night before. If I were to brush out my hair the day after washing it, it would look completely different, so I tend to comb it with a pick and put it up with a clip.
NC: What would you tell others to encourage them to embrace their curls?
EB: Curls are fun! When I look at other people’s curls, whether it is a woman or a man, I tend to think, "Wow, they have great hair." As long as you put something in your hair to keep it from frizzing, I think curls are the best! They are artistic, in a way.
NC: Tell us about your current and upcoming projects. Tell us about your life and what you are up to!
EB: My family and I are living in the New England area and we enjoy the outdoors and the change of seasons. We love to travel and explore what life has to offer.Read More: How to Get Curl Definition